Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Timeline Retrospective

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams GreatThe Timeline Retrospective is a technique used to reflect back on major events that occurred during a Sprint or a Release

The process is as follows: 
  1. Silently write down on sticky notes the major events that occurred
  2. Create a single timeline on a wall 
  3. One by one, layout the notes in order of occurrence on the timeline
  4. Place positive events above the timeline and negative events below the timeline
  5. Discard duplicates
  6. Have one person walk through the final timeline
  7. One by one, rank the events on the timeline using dot voting 
  8. Identify actions for the highest ranked events
  9. Rerun the time line with the actions and see what changes and if you get the desired outcome. 
Adapted from: Putting the fun back in your retrospectives @ Agile2011